SNOWBIRD - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SNOWBIRD News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Snowbird’s Big Mountain Trail provides thrills for bikers (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58314209-117/mountain-trail-snowbird-resort.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58314209-117/mountain-trail-snowbird-resort.html.csp">Snowbird’s Big Mountain Trail provides thrills for bikers (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:01:00.557-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Little Cottonwood Canyon • Jenn Berg is no stranger to the famous mountain terrain of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Berg is, however, accustomed to a world of white when she is streaking down the slopes. Berg, a professional skier living in Cottonwood Heights, found a new way to enjoy her home resort when Snowbird opened the nearly 8-mile Big Mountain Trail for mountain bikers in July. “Being able to see it in the summer is so great,” said Berg, who has hit the Big Mountain Trail every weeke...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314209@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:01:00 MDT Snowbird’s Oktoberfest begins, with beer and all http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297886-78/oktoberfest-liquor-state-license.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297886-78/oktoberfest-liquor-state-license.html.csp">Snowbird’s Oktoberfest begins, with beer and all</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T11:22:10.374-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Above • Walter Schwemmer, of Salt Lake City, and Don Schrader, of Woods Cross, dance and drink during Snowbird’s 42nd annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday. Below, center • Yvonne Mueller, of Draper, plays the accordion at the festival Bottom photo • Tony and Robert Brazelton, of Salzburger Echo, carry their alpenhorns to perform at Hidden Peak. Fans of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort’s annual Oktoberfest heartily welcomed its return for 2014, especially given the brouhaha earlier this ye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297886@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:22:10 MDT At top of Utah ski resort, cancer survivors share triumph, grief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58254217-78/cancer-wellness-berg-didn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58254217-78/cancer-wellness-berg-didn.html.csp">At top of Utah ski resort, cancer survivors share triumph, grief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-03T10:12:39.785-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Snowbird • Maybe it’s just a coincidence that the hike is called Survivors at the Summit and is a fundraising event for the Cancer Wellness House. Maybe it is fortuitous that Byron Saylor is a hiker and that he’s made the long, steep walk up Snowbird’s Peruvian Gulch every year since 2002. Well, every year but one. That was 2009 and Saylor didn’t make it that year because he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and had an operation to try to get rid of it. Still, he said, his doctors told him th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58254217@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:12:39 MDT Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp">Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.649-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Save Our Canyons wants the U.S. Forest Service to stop Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort from proceeding with excavation work for a restaurant on top of Hidden Peak. The conservation organization contends Snowbird has made enough changes to its mountain-development plans in the 15 years since the Forest Service approved the controversial structure to warrant an updated environmental study. “An agency that has prepared an EIS [environmental impact statement] cannot simply rest on the original document...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195017@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Hiker dies from fall at Snowbird http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58125325-78/hansen-pierce-snowbird-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58125325-78/hansen-pierce-snowbird-meeting.html.csp">Hiker dies from fall at Snowbird</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T14:57:13.061-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Illinois man fell to his death Wednesday near Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. William Pierce, 64, came to the Salt Lake City area for a business meeting earlier this week. On Wednesday, the day before the meeting, he went for a hike from the resort and, at 7:44 p.m., sent a picture of where he was to his wife, said Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen. “That was the last anybody had heard from him,” Hansen said. After Pierce failed to make the meeting Thursday or his return flight, his family...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58125325@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:57:13 MDT Utah board OKs Snowbird’s Oktoberfest liquor permit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104754-223/event-board-state-liquor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58104754-223/event-board-state-liquor.html.csp">Utah board OKs Snowbird’s Oktoberfest liquor permit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T22:36:43.449-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As expected, high-alcohol beer, wine and spirits will flow at Snowbird’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, after the state liquor board unanimously approved the ski resort’s request for a single-event permit. Tuesday’s decision, approved by a 5-0 vote, puts to rest a month-long controversy that brought national publicity to the state and involved a special hearing with Utah lawmakers. “It’s clear this is a valuable community event and there is tremendous support for it,” board chairman David Glad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58104754@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:36:43 MDT